Thursday 23 February 2017

7.45 pm
in the Middleton Hall, University of Hull
Supported by Hull UK City of Culture 2017

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New London Chamber Ensemble

Robert Manasse: flute, Melanie Ragge: oboe, Neyire Ashworth: clarinet,
Adam MacKenzie: bassoon, Stephen Stirling: horn

Mainly Mozart

Mozart arr. Martin Butler Adagio and Allegro in F minor for mechanical organ K594
Mozart arr. Philip Cashian Andante for mechanical organ K616
Mozart arr. Sally Beamish Adagio for glass harmonica K356 (617a) and Variations
Mozart arr. Julian Philips Phantasie for mechanical organ K608
Bach arr. Mordechai Rechtman Concerto after Vivaldi No 2 BWV 593
Mozart arr. Mordechai Rechtman Serenade in C minor K 406

New London Chamber Ensemble is a wind quintet with a difference. Concert appearances have taken the NLCE all over the world, including collaborating with pianist Angela Hewitt at the Trasimeno Festival (Perugia) and Wigmore Hall, the Two Moors Festival performing Walton’s Façade with Prunella Scales and Timothy West, and premieres at the Cheltenham Festival in 2011 and 2014.

The first four Mozart pieces, all written towards the end of his life, are virtually impossible to hear in their original form, since they were written either for mechanical organ or for glass harmonica. They can be played on piano (solo or duet) or organ, but tonight are played in arrangements for wind quintet.

Please note that there has been a late change to the programme. Pieces originally advertised by Fauré and Debussy have been replaced by a work by Bach.

Hull Chamber Music is delighted to welcome the ensemble to perform what should be a fascinating and delightful programme.

Lunchtime concert
The New London Chamber Ensemble will also present a family-friendly programme the next day: Friday 24 February 2017, 1pm, Middleton Hall.

The annual Meet the Artists event for Patrons of Hull Chamber Music will take place after this concert. For more information, or to join the Patrons of Hull Chamber Music, please contact

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